Dear JK Families,
We have had an AMAZING year together and it’s a bittersweet feeling that we are all feeling today! Your children have been asking for this for a few weeks and we are happy to announce that tomorrow (Wednesday, June 28) will be….. A PYJAMA PARTY!!!!! Please send your child dressed in weather-appropriate pjs (no fleece!), bring a small stuffy, some snacks and water. We will not need lunch as it is a 12:00 pm dismissal.
We are also sending home a lot of things your children have worked on throughout the year. Please send an extra canvas bag in case their backpacks get too heavy. Some of the folders have summer practice pages, so please keep an eye out for those.
Thank you so much for being a part of the 2022-23 OJCS JK family, we LOVED having your children in our class this year, and watching them grow and become the amazing, confident, kind, unique individuals that they are today.
Keep in touch! Have a fabulous summer!
Morah Susan, Monsieur Ebbs, and Morah Mushki
Shalom JK families!
We had such a lovely time yesterday with all of our special visitors yesterday morning for generations day, we hope they come back and visit soon!
We have a busy schedule over the next two weeks so here are some important dates and reminders:
- In honour of Shavuot, OJCS is compiling a recipe book. JK is responsible for desserts so please send in/email your family’s most favourite dairy or pareve desserts! Cite your source if it’s from a website or cookbook!
- Friday, May 19: Dress down day! JK has decided to have a PJ day, so wear your cozy pjs, bring a stuffy (as long as it fits in your backpack), and some friends even want to wear their slippers as indoor shoes!
- Monday, May 22: NO SCHOOL Victoria Day
- Thursday, May 25: DAIRY DAY in honour of Shavuot we are having an assembly with a special dairy treat! We are also collecting donations of food items for the Ottawa Kosher Food Bank. Please see flyer below for more details.
- Friday, May 26: NO SCHOOL Shavuot
Please remember to send your child dressed appropriately for the weather, which includes a light jacket or sweatshirt, rain gear if needed, a sun hat, and please consider applying sunscreen in the morning. You can also send in sunscreen for your child to reapply before we go out later in the day.
This Friday, March 3rd, dismissal is at 3:00 pm!
Next week is Ruach Week, where every day of the week is an opportunity to dress up in a different theme.
See the poster below for the schedule.
Another way we celebrate is by going to the school-wide Purim Carnival. To make it even more fun, students can win tickets and trade them in for prizes! We are looking for donations of gently used toys and tchatchkes to be used as prizes. If you would like to donate something and are unsure if it is appropriate, please send us a picture and we will let you know!
Purim is coming and we are gearing up for a fabulous school-wide celebration. Next week is Ruach Week, where every day of the week is an opportunity to dress up in a different theme. See the poster below for the schedule. Another way we celebrate is by going to the Purim Carnival. To make it even more fun, students can win tickets and trade them in for prizes! We are looking for donations of gently used toys and tchatchkes to be used as prizes. If you would like to donate something and are unsure if it is appropriate, please send us a picture and we will let you know!
100th day of school is this coming Wednesday, March 1st!
Please send in your child’s “100 items” tomorrow so we can prepare to kick off the celebrations in the morning. The items have to be 100 of something (like buttons, stickers, etc), fit in your child’s backpack, and it cannot be food. If you need ideas or want to share what your child has chosen, please reach out or comment on this post. Thank you for your help!
Our rescheduled pyjama day is finally coming! This Friday, January 13th, students are encouraged to wear their coziest pjs, bring a stuffy, and even wear slippers (optional). We will also be collecting tzedaka and new pairs of pyjamas to support the “Pyjama Patrol”.
This Friday, we are having a school-wide pyjama dress down day. It is wear-a-pair-bring-a-pair for Pyjama Patrol, see flyer below. In JK we will have a fun and cozy spa day, so bring your favourite bedtime story, a stuffy, and a pair of slippers (if you have! They are optional!)
Some important upcoming events:
Scholastic Book Fair
JK is visiting on Tuesday, December 6th
Parents can visit in-person too!
You can also shop the virtual link.
See flyer below for details.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOEY AND LIV!
In honour of their birthday, Joey and Liv’s family are providing hotdog lunch on Tuesday, December 6th. You do not need to pack a lunch, but please send snacks and water as usual! Let us know ASAP if you would like veggie hotdogs for your child.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, December 8th (2 pm dismissal)
Friday, December 9th (no classes)
Schoolwide Chanukah Celebration!
Tuesday, December 20th
6:30 pm in the OJCS gym
Next week, it is the annual OJCS Scholastic Book Fair!
JK will be visiting the Book Fair on Tuesday, December 6th and the kids will have a chance to buy some books. We sent home a flyer earlier in the week, and you can also check out the Virtual Book Fair Link with your child and pick a few options – it will give you a sense of how much money to send to school. We ask that you send your child’s money in a ziploc baggie with their name on it and the total amount you are sending. You can also send a list of preferred books with your child, though we cannot guarantee that every title will be available. If you would prefer to buy online, that’s also great, but please ensure that your child understands that they will not be buying a book at school (to avoid disappointment).
Parents are also welcome to visit the Book Fair! See the poster below for more information. The book fair will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, and Friday morning from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm.
If you have any questions or comments, please comment on this post!